Innsbruck, Austria

International Workshop on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks

(PCNN 2016)


As part of the International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016) or

July 18 – July 22, 2016

Submission Deadline: April 14, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The track on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in parallel computing techniques, hardware and software tools for speeding-up functioning and training of traditional and bio-inspired neural network models on the modern high-performance computing systems.

The PCNN Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Specialized computing hardware, transputers and FPGA-implementations for neural networks

  • Parallel training algorithms for feed-forward, recurrent, RBF, recirculation and other neural networks

  • Parallel supervised and unsupervised training and reinforcement learning algorithms

  • Parallelization of neural network algorithms on many-core systems, clusters, grids and clouds

  • GPU-based implementations of neural networks

  • Coarse-grain parallelization of neural networks

  • Parallel training algorithms for deep-belief networks

  • Parallelization of cognitive neural models

  • Parallel implementations and training algorithms for spiking neural networks

  • Grid-based frameworks for neural networks execution and parallelization

  • Modeling of large-scale neural models using parallel computing techniques

  • Neural simulators in neuroscience using parallel computing

  • Computational neuroscience using parallel architectures

  • Neural network simulation tools and libraries using parallel computing

  • High-performance machine intelligence

  • Deep Learning and HPC Systems


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computations for Neural Networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper submission EasyChair site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2016 conference to present the paper at the Workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the meeting. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ---------------------------------------- April 14, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 30, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 21, 2016 - Extended

Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 18 – 22, 2016


All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2016 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Masoud Daneshtalab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Akihiro Hirano, Kanazawa University, Japan

  • Eero Lehtonen, University of Turku, Finland

  • Lyle Long, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Sandeep Pande, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

  • TBA, TBA

(*Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.